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Viera explains lure of China

13th February 2018, 15:41 by Aidan Perkins

Las Palmas forward Jonathan Viera has confirmed he will join Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan in the summer.

The 28-year-old has admitted the lure of a move to China was just too good to turn down and he says the amount of money he can earn over there played a part in his decision, amid reports he could earn as much as 6m euros per year following the switch.

"I will give everything for the team, but I have told president (Miguel Angel Ramirez) that this is a unique opportunity, for me and for my family’s future," Viera has been quoted as saying by El Mundo Deportivo.

"I have outlined to him how I have been losing money for many years because I have decided to stay here before.

"My heart is frozen – I can see the situation of the team, how important I am to the Coach and to the president, but I am clear I would accept the offer."

Las Palmas is Viera's hometown club and he's struck 44 goals in 176 appearances for them in all competitions across two separate spells.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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